Eurysternum

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Eurysternum
Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Eurysternum 1.JPG
Fossil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Eurysternidae
Genus: Eurysternum
Meyer, 1839
Species
  • E. wagleri Meyer, 1839
  • E.? neuquinum Fernandez & Fuente, 1988
Synonyms
  • Acichelys Meyer, 1854

Eurysternum is an extinct genus of sea turtle. Its type species is Eurysternum wagleri,[1] the holotype of which has since been lost and only survives in illustrations.[2]

Eurysternum cf. wagleri at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Eurysternum ignoratum Bram, 1965, formerly assigned to this genus, is a junior synonym of Thalassemys hughii.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karl Cäsar von Leonhard. 1861, ed. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde. E. Schweizerbart. p. 473. 
  2. ^ Walter G. Joyce (2003). "A new Late Jurassic turtle specimen and the taxonomy of Palaeomedusa testa and Eurysternum wagleri" (PDF). PaleoBios. 23 (3): 1–8. 
  3. ^ J. Anquetin, C. Puntener, and J.-P. Billon-Bruyat. 2014. A taxonomic review of the Late Jurassic eucryptodiran turtles from the Jura Mountains (Switzerland and France). PeerJ 2:e369